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Old 09-16-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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beat up 01 acura CL detail

The initial message was has few scratches , chips and needs clay and a polish. My first impression when I saw the car: oxidation and swirl city , not big deal till I run the paint gauge around the car and see the real deal : 4 panels repainted/body work (clay bar was red after clay the rear window), 2 panels with thin spots (hood, roof), trunk very-very thin (under 100 microns).
With all know I decide to go light on trunk and everything else to bring to an 80%+ paint correction , full correction was out of question with all the repaint/thin spots panels.
Process: wash with nxt , clay bar , wash nxt again , tires and wheels was clean and dress with klasse and tire gel.
Mask everything , and went with rotary meg 83 on polish pad all around except trunk , was fallow by PC meg 205 on finish pad inclusive trunk .
Car was sealed with m21 on finish pad PC, and waxed with nxt 2, by hand.
Got some minor interior done , headlights restore , windows in and out.
I would say my paint gauge just paid itself on this project.
Enjoy the pictures of a 8 years old car, daily driver before and after detail.
Readings and thin spot on oxidize surface:



headlight before:

after:

swirl city:

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swirls, stain before:

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:11 PM   #3
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